Back in your meemaw’s day, it was rather gauche (if not downright improper) to ask for cash wedding presents in lieu of material ones. But times, they are a changin’. Popular registry websites (think: Zola, Honeyfund, The Knot) have made it exceedingly seamless to set up designated cash funds. (They’ve also made it much less awkward by eliminating the literal conversation.)
Yet the question still remains, is there a right way and a wrong way to share that you’d rather save for a house/take a fabulous honeymoon...than accept a bunch of cookware you’ll never use? On the brink of a registry revolution, we checked in with veteran wedding planner and all-around industry expert Jennifer Brisman for the new do’s and don’ts on this contentious topic. Here’s what she told us.